Recently, Joseph Sciambra shared some thoughts about the difference between a priest who acts as a father (such as Fr. Altman) and a priest who acts like an administrator (such as Bishop Barron) on his Facebook page:
Friday, 25 September 2020
Sunday, 20 September 2020
The ABUSE of Catholics continues unabated with this Sunday being the 180th day since we have been DENIED access to Holy Communion. It is NOT a question of health, as Catholics not under the direct control of Cardinal Collins ARE receiving Holy Communion within the municipal boundaries of the Greater Toronto Area. Further, eastern Catholics, as well as separated eastern brethren, are also receiving in the traditional manner without being abused by the Provincial Authorities or police.
Let there be no mistake: this outrage is being committed to placate Toronto Public Health, who are being backed by Mayor John Tory and his fellow anti-Christian Council. When liquor stores, beer stores, and pot shops remained open, Cardinal Collins rather than inform the City that churches would likewise remain open for private prayer and small gatherings for Mass, boarded up our churches lest he face the wrath of the downtown elite and media. "See you in court", and defending Christians' God-given rights do not seem to be high on the Chancery's agenda.
But the ongoing outrage of denying Catholics rights goes even further. The Cardinal and the Chancery are grotesquely violating predominantly older adults with a cognitive impairment who know no other way of receiving Holy Communion but on the tongue. There are Catholics for whom Holy Communion has been the only way (and rightfully so) they have ever received Our Lord. They cannot cognitively understand and therefore this so-called edict of receiving on the hand is not feasible, for so ingrained is their manner of receiving Holy Communion.
The result is that cognitively impaired adults are being DENIED Holy Communion. I know this for a FACT, for during the previous H1N1 Holy Communion Scandal my mother was DENIED Holy Communion. She wished to receive Our Lord. I informed her she would have to receive on the hand. She said "yes, yes", when I told her the manner of permitted reception. I went with her to the Communion Rail, but, her impairment was such that she knelt with her tongue out, and after efforts my efforts to make her understand the changes, he then passed her by like some public sinner. Truly God blessed her on that day for her fidelity to Christ.
This grave evil will have to answered by Cardinal Collins, his "advisors", and the cowardly priest. Pray they repent of their sins, for they will answer to Christ as to why they denied her and no doubt countless others.
Dear Catholic friends: raise your prayers up today for our beloved elders. Many of whom are not even with family, but locked up in a LTC facility. Contrary to the lies that "we are all in this together", these poor souls suffer in isolation and loneliness.
Catholic priests: your oath of obedience to the Cardinal does not extend to unlawful and evil commands. I encourage you to cease your cowardice and defend the rights of Catholics.
Friday, 18 September 2020
Pro-abortion US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has gone to her judgement, after dying from pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.
She now knows the full extent of the evil she has helped wrought. May God have mercy on her soul.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Toronto's Mayor, John Tory is an evil man. Every day I thank God I was not seduced into soiling my soul by voting for this despicable, twisted creature. Being guilty as a material accessory to the most abominable evils promoted by this man. To be a grave digger of society.
Now we hear that this wretched creature has just gleefully delighted in another massive waste of taxpayers' money: $760,000 on a billboard with the word "Toronto" emblazoned on it. This is how the City of Toronto spends taxpayers' money when the City is stone broke.
Tory merely reflects the degenerate electorate. After all, Tory was freely elected. People wanted him. They wanted his degeneracy, and promises of lower taxes (well, really raising your taxes but a penny or two lower than his opponents). In other words, Tory was elected by appealing to base vice, to the materialistic nature of man. In this, John Tory perfectly reflects the evil of the City of Man. It is a selfish man, a godless man, a man without morals, without decency.
But this is still only a superficial view of Tory and his despicable ways. So far, I have but touched on his disregard for the unemployed, those who have lost jobs because of his and City Council's lock downs. It is estimated that 60% of Toronto restaurants will not survive the COVID restrictions come 2021. Family businesses, long held dreams, livelihoods, everything destroyed by this man and his hard-left (and I mean HARD left) City Council enablers and co-conspirators.
You were warned dear friends as to what this man was. But how many of you voted for him? Tory picked up 63% of the vote. The excuse will be: "well, he's the lesser of two, or three, or four evils. Ooh, ooh, ooh...". John Tory must have picked up many a "Christian" vote, for there are at least nominally well over a million "Christians" in the City. Tory could not have won without them.
But it gets worse: MUCH worse. You see, John Tory is not only a pompous, preening popinjay (indeed compared to his evils, that could be said to be his positive side), but a grossly immoral man who OPENLY opposes Christian morality. He does not hide this fact, he is not ashamed of it. On the contrary: his is proud of his advocacy for immorality and attacks on the family. He wants to demolish the family and enshrine evil as virtue. You saw him march, year after year in "Gay Pride Parades".
So what evil does John Tory have to support for him to "cross the line" for his "Christian" supporters? Will it be lowering the age of consent, bestiality, some other horror? Or will his supporters continue to make excuses?
So one must ask: how can a Christian vote for him? Well, it comes down to a number of things, but I think its nexus is a desensitization and denial of sin. Ultimately, these "Christians" do not really believe. If Jesus really was their King, they could not have voted for a man who openly, eagerly, proudly advocates and promotes one of the sins that cries to Heaven for vengeance. Evidently, the fact that John Tory crossed God's line long ago when he supports these evils is of no consequence for these nominal "Christians". Cherry picking the Bible seems to be very popular these days.
They see no contradiction in perhaps attending religious services, "praying", then marching off and casting a ballot for a man who rejects Jesus Christ. If they really loved and followed Jesus they would heed His commandments. God is Love, yes. But He is also hates sin, and commands that we OBEY Him. "Anyone who rejects me, rejects Him who sent me..." (Luke 10:16). Only a perverse generation could cast a vote for such a wicked man.
Now many of you, perhaps most will scoff. "Oh Jesus understands, we can vote for an openly evil man, we just want the 'lesser of two evils'" Really? You show me that in the Bible. To the contrary: "no man can do evil that good can come from it. (Romans 3:8). Though it is licit to sometime tolerate an evil to avoid a greater evil or promote a greater good, it is NEVER permitted to do evil that good may come of it (c.f. Humanae vitae, no. 14). Voting for evil politicians is NOT toleration, it is positive action of voting in the belief that a good (e.g. lower taxes, paving roads) will come from supporting object evil. A true Christian understands that there are times when formally refusing the ballot, or not voting are the only morally acceptable choices.
But you say: "I'll never give in to the Antichrist, I'll be there fighting for the Church, for Jesus". Will you? You who voted for wicked men? You who meekly took to wearing masks as a sign of submission? So if you'll take the mask, believe me, you will take the Mark of the Man of Perdition.
Be warned of the words of St. Jude:
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion.They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire... these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.
Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain...
They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever
Saturday, 12 September 2020
Today we mark the anniversary of the victory of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and their allies over the expansionist Turkish Empire. Contrary to popular myth (very aggressively promoted by neocons and their warmonger allies), the clash at Vienna was not a clash between Christianity and Islam. It was a clash to halt the Turkish conquest of central Europe. Illustrative that this was not a "religious war" is reflected in the alliances. It all gets a bit muddled when we find Lipka Tatars fighting for the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (the Tatars were held in high esteem by John, who admired their fighting spirit, bravery, and patriotism), whilst "His Most Catholic Majesty" Louis XIV the "Sun King" was energetically backing the Grand Vizier; merely continuing the Franco-Turkish Alliance of Francis I with Suleiman the Magnificent. "His Most Catholic Majesty" returned to his evil deeds in the late 1680s when he launched the Nine Years War, freeing up his Turkish allies to attack Belgrade and expand into the Balkans. We saw some of the long term effects of this evil in the fratricidal Balkan Wars replete with the neo-pagan forces of NATO bombing Orthodox churches into rubble.
So much for a "crusade" (be it in 1683 or the 90s. Or for that matter the invasion of Iraq, the stealing of Syrian oil in 2020 etc.), so much for Christian witness, so much for "blessed are the peacemakers". Christians would do well to remember this when they are tempted by the devil to hatred.
We need to go and witness by our life: to every Moslem, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu and other non-believers who come our way. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may
see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16).
While we are at it, we may find we are a good example to the wayward and nominal Christian. It was Bishop Fulton Sheen who once said that there are so little conversions, because non-believers have yet to meet an authentic Christian. Let us, beginning today, like King John, show that we are authentic Christians.
Friday, 11 September 2020
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
In the early hours of the morning of September 1, 1939, Nazi hoards began bombing a village of peaceful, sleeping civilians. This attack of barbarians was but the first in an never-ending stream of brutality and war crimes. On the 17th of September the Nazis were joined in the rape of Poland by the Soviet Red Army. Once again, as has been so often the case, Catholic Poland was crucified by godless Christ-haters.
Today, Poland continues in her struggle against the forces of darkness. The enemy is the same, the bases of operation are different. Now, the threat comes from the so-called "democratic" West. Rather than bombs and bullets, the weapons of choice are propaganda, lies, deception, and moral subversion. Covert, and increasingly overt persecution of Christians is becoming the norm. Just the other month the Orthodox Archbishop of San Francisco wrote to the anti-Christian Governor protesting the persecution of Christians in California, and the Governor's adoption of Soviet-style tactics.
Poland is one of the few remaining Nations that has not yet been completely swamped by atheistic materialism. But the enemy never rests and Poland is under constant, vicious attack.
Yes, there are still signs of Polish resistance and public manifestations of defense of Christian morality that are unthinkable in our apostate Nations.